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not been released. >>> president obama is expected to push for stricter laws on guns. fearful of looming gun control measures thousands today packed a gun show. joins us live to tell us some of the trends at this event. ali. >> organizers say attendance was doubled what it was last year with 4000 people coming through the front entrance and it was items like this, all types of ammunition. >> would you like to sign up for the nra. >> told us they signed up about 200 new members this weekend as people walked into the code of the west gun show. they attribute to the debate on gun control. >> the obama administration and they are pushing for gun laws and then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> tom coal today said an outright ban on assault weapons isn't likely to pass the senate. >> i don't think they are. >> but some gun owners worry about changes at the state level. last week california democrats unveiled gun control bills. gun owners say that idea is driving up prices. >> 500 rounds, right? >> and how much did this cost you? >> $500. >> is that more expe
. >> president barack obama is spending this president's day at a go golf coarse in florida. they will return to washington later today. yesterday he played 18 holes with woods. the two met previously but have golf together. banks are closed in observance of the hot day, gold goal transit is on a modified holiday schedule and parking meters will still be enforced. >>> it marks the last big weekend for ski resorts. >> it is nice and sunny and beautiful. >> hundreds of people headed to the mountains on friday and one was busy after christmas which is busiest of the season. while the qualify is forced it is slow. light know could start falling as early as tonight. >> all right, they are really hoping for that. let check in with sal, sal? >> pam, brian, my voice is suspect, but we will get through it. right now we are going to the east shore freeway and we want to show you 80 westbound. today is a holiday for a lot of people, it will be nice and light unless are will a are crashes this morning's san francisco, northbound 101 is approaching the 880 split. >> i hope you don't get what i had, sal. >
is the state of our union? foreign and domestic? ♪ >> chris: as president obama prepares to address the nation, tuesday, he faces a buzz saw of issues: automatic spending cuts. gun control, immigration reform, and the resurgent al qaeda. we'll talk about all of this, with two of washington's heavy hitters. house democratic leader nancy pelosi. and, senator john mccain. pelosi and mccain, only on fox news sunday. then, senators grill the president's nominee for cia director over the targeted killing of terror suspects. we'll ask our sunday panel about new demands to lift the veil on drone strikes. and, our power player of the week can tell you almost everything the president does. and, how often he does it. all, right now on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello again, from fox news in washington. when president obama delivers his state of the union speech tuesday, one big issue will be sequestration. $85 billion in automatic spending cuts, due to kick in, march 1st. the white house now warns this will mean damaging layoffs of teachers, law enforcement and food safety inspectors. and, the p
that package. >> we're just about 45 minutes away from our live coverage of president obama's state of the union address tonight. the president is set to address immigration reform. he's expected to call on congress to pass gun control measures such as universal background checks. certainly we know the broad themes of president obama's state of the union address, now david stevenson reports on what people in the bay area want to hear. >> reporter: business is booming at just for fun. after a couple of bumpy years in which parents wouldn't even bring the kids inside. >> children would want to come in the store and there'd be the argument that they can't buy anything because they're fearful that their income may be affected. >> reporter: consumer confidence here is up after the worst recession since the great depression. he hopes president obama's state of the union address will focus on nurturing new and recovering small businesses. >> he needs to continue on the path of making it affordable for businesses. >> reporter: with the nation's unemployment rate at almost 8%, the president
news sunday. >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. president obama travels to minneapolis tomorrow to con his push for new gun control. and saturday the white house released this picture of the president skeet shooting at camp david which he says he does all the time. meanwhile, the national rifle association is fighting any new limits on guns. the first big legislative battle this year and today we will cover it in-depth. we'll talk with wayne lapierre, head of the nra in a moment. but, first, mark kelly, retired astronaut, navy captain and husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was shot two years ago. he and his wife launched a new group, "americans for responsible solutions." captain, let's start with your wife's dramatic testimony before a senate committee this week. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous, americans are counting on you. >> chris: how is gabby doing? >> she's doing great, chris. you know, she enjoyed being there. in front of the senate. it was a little bit of having her former job back, in a sense. being on capitol hill.
's state of the union address, president obama is expected to announce he's bringing some u.s. troops  home. according to a source close to the president, mr. obama will announce, the return of 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. they are expected to come home in exactly one year marking the next phase of the president's plan to end the war in afghanistan by 2014. the president is also expected to talk about immigration reform, reducing gun violence and job creation. >> the president's principal preokay pation since he ran for office has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> marco rubio will deliver his address after president obama's. it will be in english and spanish. you can watch the state of the un yin address right here on -- union address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30, we'll break down the president's speech with randy shandobil. >>> earlier, france's lower house of parliament approved the bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. the bill pushed by the country's socialists now goes to the senat
ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning president obama is traveling to a factory in ashville, north carolina to rally support for the economic proposals he unvailed in his state of the union address. coming up at 5:15 the one area where president obama says country needs invest immediately to put people back to work. >>> let's check in with sal. two very serious crashes. sal, where are they? >> first one is southbound 101 dave and pam. southbound 101 near caesar chavez. i want to put it on the maps for you. southbound 101 traffic is going to be busy as you leave san francisco. i have been looking at my san francisco camera it's so early we don't have a big backup on 101. it's one of the things if there is any good news at all coming from this it's not happening later in the commute. i want to move the maps over to 680. same thing there. an accident blocking three lanes but since it is early, we don't have have a big backup yet and they are working hard to clear this crash. southbound on 680. let's go to live pictures. bay bridge toll plaza is still light. westbound coming into the c
. volunteers who helped president obama get elected are now trying to help him get his policies through congress. today's events include rallies, phone banks and candle light vigils. here in the bay area, several events are scheduled today as part of the day of action. at 11:00 this morning, a press conference is scheduled in front of bash bra lee's office in oakland to voice support for president obama's gun violence reduction plan. at 5:00 this evening there will be a vigil to end gun violence. and then at 6:00, a candle light vigil. meantime, ktvu news went undercover to investigate the big money assault weapon business in reno. that story coming up at 4:45. >> time is 4:34, they have taken over a campus administration building. campus police allowed protestors to stay overnight as long as the gathering was peaceful. students say they are angry about proposed cuts and a meeting that didn't happen with the interim chancellor. students were told the chancellor was out of town. >> all we want is the chancellor to stand with us as our chancellor, to speak for us as students. >> all of th
obama's desk. the house voted today to reauthorize the 1994 law that has set the standard for antiviolence programs, but that was after republicans first tried to pass a different version of the bill which democrats said did not do enough to protect gay couples, immigrants and native americans. the final legislation was passed without the support of a majority of republicans. >>> time is running out in washington d.c. for the sequestered deadline. federal agencies will begin cutting their budgets across the board tomorrow if congress fails to reach a budget agreement. senate democrats say they have a plan to prevent this and say it will eliminate tax loopholes and raise taxes on at least some millionaires. however, republicans are rejecting that plan. >> we expected that bill will get majority support in the senate. the only reason why it might not pass the senate is because a minority of republicans would filibuster that bill. >> it's time they got off the campaign trail and started working with us for a change. >> unless congress acts by tomorrow's deadline $85 billion i
said when president barack obama goes in the spring, he will bring an urgent peace making agenda. president barack obama has been criticized for not visiting israel during his first term but he did visit while he was running for president in 2008. president barack obama wills pay a visit to the west bank and to jordan. >>> and they have killed and captured antolin garcia-torres. he is expected to go on trial because of the disappearance of sierra lemar. he also attempted to kidnap three went from grocery stores back in 2009. >>> time now 5:06, the rebound in technology in silicone valley, there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara as well as fremont and union city. san francisco created 18,000 jobs >> all right, pam, time now 5:06 this gets everybody moving. if you have to drive on the east shore, how is it looking out there? >> we are off to a good start, 80 westbound is looking good as you drive out to the mcarthur maze area and to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is not a lot going on, this is a look at westbound bay bridge and i think we are off to a nice start. if you
the president and the g.o.p. we'll ask senator rand paul who he thinks of the obama agenda as well as republican policy. also, it is less than two weeks until big automatic spending cuts kick in. we'll ask our sunday panel whether congress will reach a deal, before the sequester deadline and, our power player of the week, helps the senate make history, by keeping track of history. all, right now on fox news sunday. and hello again from fox news in washington. republicans made history this week blocking a nominee for defense secretary for the first time ever. they are demanding more information about the nominee, former senator chuck hagel, and about the benghazi terror attack. joining me now, one of the senators leading the charge, republican lindsay graham, of south carolina. senator, you were telling me just before we went on the air that you just got new information about chuck hagel. what is it? >> well, on the day of the vote, there was a blog posting about a speech i think in 2007 or 2008 he made at rutgers university and the blogger was a supporter of senator hagel and put on his blog, 6
florida and the united states senate. let me begin by congratulating president obama on the start of his second term. tonight i have the honor of responding to the state of the union address on behalf of my fellow republicans. i'm especially honored to be addressing to be our armed forces, you may be thousands of miles away but you are always if our prayers. state of the union address is reminder how unique america is. so much of human history most people were trapped in stagnant society where a tiny minority stayed on top and no one had a chance. but america is exceptional because we believe every life at every stage is precious. that every one everywhere as a god given right to go as far as their talents their hard work will take them. for most americans, this ideal is personal. my parents emigrated here for an opportunity to improve their life and give their children a chance of better one. they made it to middle-class. my dad worked as a bartender and my mother as a cashier and maid. i didn't inherited money from them but i inherited something better, real opportunity to accomplish m
today to president barack obama's very emotional appeal for congress to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up, what the nra is saying about the president's appeal made during his state of the union address. >>> this morning it looks like texas governor rick perry is heading home from his tour empty handed. he spend the last few days trying to get companies to move to text at. he was featured saying texas is more business friendly. he didn't give any proof that he convinced any of them to move to texas. >> 5:07 is the time let's check back in with sal, power outages on treasure island. let's talk about it and we usually see the east shore this time but we can't see it. we went and switched out a camera to the one we can't see 880 and you can see the truck there kind of in the middle bottom of your screen and they are picking up the fog, thick fog at the bay bridge toll plaza and you can see it is blocking parts of the east shore freeway. so give you
barack obama: are republicans in congress willing to let the cuts fall on our kids' schools and mental health care to protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners? >> chris: senator coburn, is the president exaggerating the impact of these cuts? >> absolutely. and, you see the typical set up the strawman. the federal government is twice the size it was 11 years ago. we are spending almost $4,000, per person, per year, coming out of the federal government. $12,000. the average family is on the hook for unfunded liabilities, in excess of 3/4 of a million dollars, per family. and, what and wsequestration, i is a terrible way to cut spending but not to cut 2.5% over the total budget over a year when it is twice the size it was ten years ago? give me a break. the american people, we see all the claims, what a tragedy it is going to be. the great example is, is if the secretary of transportation, can assure us all the planes will be safe, then the department of homeland security can assure us that we can get through the airports on time. they have plenty of flexibility in terms of discreti
is being demanded of president obama. >> organizers say about 5,000 people marched on market street they marked against fracking in california. but this rally is support of a much bigger event in washington, d.c. sponsored by the sierra group aim -lted at the president. >> if you're serious about curving emissions you need to say no to the houston pipeline. >> reporter: build this pine line out of canada and the angered environmentalists. >> we've seen positive indications from the administration but we've also seen you know some indication that we would continue to explore our natural places for fossil fuel exploitation. >> reporter: in his state of the union address. the president said that he would take executive action to curve climate change if necessary but was quiet about the pipeline. >> we're going to pull our dollars out of the companies. >> reporter: john avalos is asking to diverge. the evidence was billed as the largest rally ever on the issue. the timing is for president's day weekend hoping to get the president's attention. >>> president obama also fending off critici
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president obama attended the all national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. the event featured a performance by italian singer bocelli. [ singing ] >> first lady michelle obama and vice-president joe biden joined the president at the event. during a lighter moment the president told the crowd he wished the good feelings at the gathering had a longer shelf life. >> but i do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast everything we have been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. >> president obama then went to virginia to speak to house democrats at their annual retreat. >>> after that retreat those house democrats are expected to unveil their proposal for curbing gun violence, similar to the one proposed by the president. it includes a ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammo, background checks for all gun sales and measures to prohibit gun trafficking. >>> secretary of defense leon panetta this morning went before the senate armedded servi
. at the same time they asked people to turn in violent video games. and now president obama's gun control prom includes fur studying games. does it look? >>> we are looking at 80 eastbound. you may be going the other way. in which case it's also doing well for you. the morning commute looks good if you are drying down -- driving down to the bay bridge toll plaza. no major problems. no road work on the bridge. and the traffic is moving well. and this morning's commute on southbound 101 as you drive the bay shore freeway that looks good down to san jose. if you are driving to the south bay from let's say hayward it's not a bad drive. we are off to a very good start between hayward and fremont. now let's go to steve. steve, you notice our clock is a little easier to see now. >> what clock? right there. thank you. >>> we do have clear skies. our looking ten, 15 days it looks really quiet. this week will be sunny and warmer. we get the offshore breeze. as you know that is a pretty mild pattern for us. doesn't matter what time of year it is. still cold lows. temperatures 30 inland. closer to the coa
drugs. the judges are allowing cameras in the courtroom. >>> also this morning president obama kicks off three days of travel to rally support for the job creation and economic proposals he unvailed in his state of the union address. >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth. >> this morning the president is traveling to a factory in ashville north carolina that has expanded its facilities and hiring more workers. tomorrow the president will travel to atlanta and on friday to chicago. >>> florida senator marco rubio delivered the republican response to the president's address to the state of the union. >> our free enterprise economy is the source of aramids l class prosperity. but president obama he believes it's the cause of our problems. that the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough. spend enough. or control enough. >> rubio also delivered a response to the president's speech until spanish. he is consi
there as here in san francisco. aimed at the president. >> president obama, if you are serious about improving climate election missions you need to say no to the xl pipeline. >> reporter: president obama faces a dilemma billed the pipeline and he angers residents. don't billed it and he earnings our neighbors to the north. in his state of andon address the president said that he would take executive action to curb climate change, if necessary, but was quiet on the keystone pipeline. >> if he approved this pipeline, it would go counter to his efforts around climate change. >> supervisor john avalos is calling for the san francisco to divest from oil companies and it's says the momentum is with climate change movement, the evidence was billed as the largest ally ever today on the issue. >> reporter: with this rally comes shortly after the state of the union address in which the president talked about climate change, but the protesters say that today's rally was time for presidents' day weekend hoping to get the president's attention. in san francisco, ken pritchett. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> t
will give a response to president barack obama's state of union address. they will vote on safety measures. several people were in the audience including the parents of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> meantime president barack obama is taking part in a fire side hang out to skulls is fate of the address. the fire side hang out is a modern take on the fire side chats which is scheduled to start 150 our time. >>> rocked by pg&e pipeline, earlier they voted on the fate of an elementary school which is a half hour from the site. >> and in santa clara county, a couple said somebody tried to lure an 11-year-old boy into a car. it happened in an under incorrect rated part of gilroy. -- unincorporated part of gilroy. they lured him over to the car and the boy got scared and ran into his house. they say the woman is in her 20s with long dark hair and was in dark clothing at the time. the couple's car was a long tan compact car similar to a mini cooper. >>> four oakland teens will be brought home today by family members. >>> there was a gathering last night and music was played as attribute to
to sale. president barack obama has set up a congressional meeting with leaders tomorrow. many that rely on federal funding are bracing and they include a 5.4 statewide cut to provide meals for seniors on fixed incomes. and 8,200 children across california will be kicked out of the head start program which provides subsidized preschool forehead start kids. those are the two biggest challenging facing the city of oakland. the idea is to make more room for bicyclists and to cut down on collisions. the plan will drive away and kill businesses but a test run is scheduled for later this year. >> very interesting. 4:35 is the time. sal? >>> it looks pretty good pam. the traffic is doing well and we have had a couple of overnight accidents but fortunately they cleared and the traffic is still very light. let's take a look at 880 westbound, as you drive out to the mcarthur maze, no major problems. this is a look at the westbound bay bridge and you can see some of that roadwork is being picked up and there is really not a big delay even though some of those lights are flashing. northbound 280 get
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the
. >>> first lady michelle obama says she will challenge jerry brown and the rest of the nation's governors to make it easier for military members to get jobs after leaving combat. she plans to make the big announcement today after a white house meeting. mrs. obama wants states, including california, to pass legislation allowing veterans to get professionals credentials or licenses based on their military experience. 60,000 american troops are expected to come home from afghanistan by 2014 and the obama administration said they will need jobs when they get here. >>> also, last night, first lady michelle obama made a surprise appearance at the academy awards. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." congratulations! [ cheers ] >> "argo" won the night's top prize for best picture. that film directed by ben affect and produced by -- ben affect and produced by george clooney won. other big winners of the night at the oscars included -- jennifer lawrence for best actress in "silver lining's playbook." daniel day-lewis for "lincoln" >> coming up at 7:38. we'll bring you a live report from hollywood. >
blaming president obama for the fight over the sequester budget cuts. woodward recently wrote an opinion piece in the "washington post" accusing president obama of moving the goalpost in the negotiations over spending cuts and he said that generated the e-mail from the white house. >> it makes me very uncomfortable to have the white house telling reporters, you're gonna regret doing something that you believe in. >> the white house issued a statement saying no threat was intended in the e-mail according to the statement, the e-mail suggested that woodward would right get his statement about the -- woodward would regret his statement about the sequester because it's not accurate. the spending cuts are set to kick in tomorrow. the senate is scheduled to vote today on rival democrat and republican plans to replace the spending cuts. coming up at 7:15, why some critics say the senate vote today is not even designed to solve the budget problem. >>> 7:06. police need your help. they are trying to find an 11- year-old san leandro boy who never returned to his foster home. investigators say mile
they do not join in the first place. >>> in his weekly address president obama said bad decisions by congress over deficit reduction in washington could hurt the u.s. economic recovery. >> we can't just cut our way poprosperrity. it hasn't worked in the past and it won't work today. it coo slow down our recovery. it could weaken our economy. and it could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. >> as he has done in past, the president today called for a balanced approach that would eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest americans and large corporations. >>> meanwhile the white house released this photo of president obama skeet shooting at camp david. the photo was taken back in august, but was released to answer skeptics who doubted mr. obama knew how to shoot. a tbs congresswoman questioned mr. obama's statements that he enjoys the sport and respects the traditions of hunting. >>> in turkey police have confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who attacked an american embassy. police released this security video the bomber moments before he ignited the bomb. the te
china take rang in the lunar new year. . >>> first lady michelle obama joined family and friends in chicago today at a funeral for slain 15-year-old hadia pendleton. she was shot back on january 29th, not far from the obama's chicago home. and just days after performing with her school band at the presidential inauguration. now, police have not released an official motive yet, but they believe gang members may have mistaken pendleton and her friends for a rival gang. in addition to mrs. obama, several other dignitaries attended, including illinois governor pat quinn, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, reverend jesse jackson and education secretary arne duncan. >>> president obama used his weekly address today to press congress to prevent a series of automatic spending cuts from taking place on march 1st. the president says the cuts would strike a blow to the economy at a critical time. >> at a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy. >> congr
for his state of the union address next week, the topic mrs. obama is expected to focus on. >>> without here, i don't know what we are going to do. >> east bay students bond together for an emotional show and how students used the power silence to honor a teacher in fight of her life. >>> a castro valley high school teacher has been out for most of the year battling cancer. returned to school tonight for a special fundraiser. as ktvu's jade hernandez reports there were some powerful words even though they couldn't be heard. >> reporter: silent says a lot about students who prepared for tonight's performance owithout their teacher. they are the reason she says the sign language program was grown at castro valley high. >> without her, i don't know what we would do. >> reporter: they had to try anyway for this performances especially with monies raised going to their program. >> i know that they would never give up. >> reporter: and if anyone is teaching these kinds about kids about fighting it's julia. >> plast year's show i passed out in the parking lot and they called an ambulance a
to some as mark zuckerberg has been known to rub shoulders with president obama. >> reporter: sightings of chris christie in the bay area will be rare as he isn't making public appearances. his main destination is for a party at mark zuckerberg's house. >> reporter: he says it is not surprising the facebook ceo is hosting this fundraiser despite mark zuckerberg attending a private dinner with president obama and holding a town hall with the president two years ago. >> not unusual when you think chris christie is not actually far right. he is not ron paul. that would be really change. and president obama isn't exactly far out on the left either. >> reporter: for chris christie the fundraiser with mark zuckerberg should scare off most competition in the race and sets the bar very high should chris christie run for president in 2016. >> he will be coming out. we will see marco rubio coming out and lots of folks. the atm in the bay area works on both sides of the ill. >> reporter: tonight comes -- on the aisle. >> reporter: tonight comes with protesters. around 5:30 p.m. they expect 50 peop
. >>> they will respond to president barack obama's emotional appeal to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up at 615 says gun control does not degrees -- decrease homicides. >>> there is no evidence he convinced anybody to move. >>> time now 6:06, it is valentine's day and that's good news for area businesses too. live at the flower store and i know they are getting ready for a busy day claudine. >> reporter: this is just one of the vendors and we have seen people coming in ran out of here -- in and out of here all morning long. i looked up some statistics, and the women who would end their relationship if they didn't get anything for valentine's day 53%. if you want to look, second to only mother's day and roses are still everyone's favorite? >> everybody loves roses and it is the most popular commodity. >> reporter: this is one of those classic holidays that every one keeps coming back to. >> yes, everybody comes back to the red rose we are here to support it and
again. >> president obama hits the links with tiger woods. why you won't see or hear much about this high profile event. >>> readers digest filed for bankruptcy for the second time in four years. the parent company filed for chapter 11 in an effort to cut down on $465 million debt. they have been around for 91 years. but it is one of many falling on hard times as more and more people use their computers. he sells 20 copies of readers digest a month. >> most customers like to buy paper instead of online. we have a good customer and we are doing good. >> they filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and emerged a year later. this time they hope to emerge in four months. >>> president obama will receive a high honor next month. israeli president shown here will award the president the presidential medal of distinction. he will be the first u.s. president to receive that award while still in office. the obama administration has been pushing pushing for a freeze of new israeli settlements. >>> frustrated about the lack of access to golf. president obama spend the weekend playing golf with tiger
tonight hosted by president obama. >> when we work together, democrats and republicans, north, south, east and west we can accomplish so much more than we can on our own. whether it's helping our citizens rebuild, from a horrific hurricane or a turbulent economic storm, we're stronger when we work together as a team. >> mr. obama did not mention the sequester cuts but he is expected to discuss the stalemate with those governors tomorrow. >>> within the last few minutes we learned that fremont police arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of carjacking after a short chase that ended with several vehicles hit and one person injured. the incident happened here at the landing center. at the shopping center the car crashed into six vehicles and split a small tree in half before the two people inside took off on foot. a person inside was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. >>> fire investigators think they know what caused a fire that displaced dozens of people. >> reporter: some 40 people were forced to evacuate the five story apartment building just before noon. >> there'
. this is the latest budget dispute between president obama and congressional. >> i won't put all the blame on the president of the united states but the president leads. the president should be calling us over somewhere. camp david, the white house, somewhere. and us sitting down and trying to avert the cuts. >> without a compromise, defense funds and unemployment benefits will also be cut. now here in california the white house says military bases would see a $70 million cut. 130,000 fewer job seekers would get help finding employment. the state would administer 50,000 fewer hiv tests. 15,000 fewer kids would get vaccines and students would get pushed out of head start and work study programs. situation frustrating to taxpayers. >> we'll have to come to some type of agreement together. we are looking at our leaders. >> guys with that kind of experience getting paid that kind of money should be able to get it solved. they are not going to do it because they are playing political gains. >> the white house also says school funding cuts would put 1200 california teaching jobs in jeopardy. we
barack obama over the goal post for spending cuts and that generated the e- mail from the white house. >> it makes me very uncomfortable to have the white house telling reporters telling the white house you are going to regret... >> he suggested woodward would -- woodward would regret his statement because it was not accurate. >>> spending cuts are due to kick in tomorrow. they are set to vote on rival and republican bills to try to replace the spending cuts. coming up at 6:15, the likely resolve of the senate vote and how they voted on sequestration back when it was first proposed. >>> police are asking for the public help who tried to hit three people who were hit in west oakland. it happened on brook dale park. the three people who were hit are expected to survive. neighbors say the driver also hit a house. >> there were 3 girls laying on the grass. ambulance attendants were dealing with them and it was crazy. >> police believe the suspect was driving a stolen car and anybody with information is asked to contact oakland police. >>> new concerns this morning about the safety of stud
say any cuts would hurt our economy which is in a slow recovery. president barack obama is pointing the finger at republicans and as you can guess, republicans are blaming the democrats with what they are saying in their weekly address, when i see you next, i will have more, stay tuned. >>> they are waiting for a controversial push during a time out and the coach reportedly felt he was not giving his all on the court. he later rallied, they beat ucs78-68. >>> he is scheduled to appear in court later this week. anthony lamar jones is charged with the rape and kidnap and murder of a teenager. jones is due to appear in court thursday, prosecutors say if found guilty he would be eligible for the death penalty. >>> the police department are looking forehead light darfur red light operator being -- for red light operators and they are not expected to be coming home for the busy weekend. >>> some people are worried this could cause major annoyances and talking about cell phones in flight, some are concerned about health problems. >> we do have the day off today and let's take a look at wha
of president obama's state of the union address. >> you are looking live at the chamber of the house of representatives and in the u.s. capitol where in a few minutes president obama will a congress and american people. hello again. i'm chris wallace reporting from the russell rotunda on capitol hill. president is set to deliver the first state of the union of his second term. he will focus jobs and the economy and lay out his agenda immigration reform and gun control and climate change. he will explain his plan to prevent $85 billion in automatic spending cuts due to kick in march 1st. for more on what the president will say tonight, wendall goller joins us. >> tonight's speech is all about the middle-class. president will say a rising middle-class is the true engine of economic growth. his aides will say inaugural and two acts in the same place. is republicans didn't see much bipartisan in the first act. john boehner says he doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. that is preemptive strike likely the expected criticism of boehner not standing up to the tea party and agr
and the bay area weather, stay tuned. . >>> time now 5:12, they released a photo of president barack obama shooting a gun. the president was asked recently if he had ever shot a gun and this picture shows that he has. >>> in just over two hours, president barack obama flies to the midwest taking his gun safety of proposals on the road. kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. newsroom, this is the first time he is pushing his plan outside of washington, kyla? >> reporter: president barack obama's trip starts in minnesota and he will meet with city police and other law enforcement officials before giving a speech on his gun safety proposals. officials have been studying ways to reduce gun violence for years and it's his first stop to win support for his proposals and he wants to limit views on the side of those on capitol hill. >> president barack obama has not done a good job with his relationship with congress. he is putting external pressure on them. >> he. >> reporter: he is not the only one putting pressure on them. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> east palo alto has
from crisis to see their elected officials cause another. >> president obama calling on congress to get on board in his state of the union address. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news at 6:14. we are following over night news from the east bay. police are investigating a high speed crash that ended early this morning. it started in antioch, ended in pittsburg. three people were in a stolen car going 100 miles an hour when it crashed at the harper street off ramp. those three people suffered minor injuries. the 32-year-old female driver is now behind bars. >> the suspect has a history. i don't have a full criminal history in front of me right now. she has a history of auto theft and warrants for her arrest. i'm not sure what they are right now. >> the woman was wearing a wig. >>> police say they were forced to shoot and kill two violent pit bulls at a home in richmond. that happened yesterday afternoon on monterey street. the police officers say they came to the richmond home to serve a search warrant when the dogs attacked them. police opened fire and killed the dogs. th
was hurt. >>> today at the white house president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the white house says the six educators who lost their lives dedicated themselves to their students and their community. 20 children were also killed in that mass shooting on december 14th. a dozen other americans were will be awarded the presidential citizens medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successfully blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel. coming up at 5:15 what that means for lee john panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. >>> time now 5:05. there is a new investigation at the california department of park and recreation maintained a hidden cash surplus for more than 20 years. that is longer than earlier reports. investigation by the california state auditor tracked the surplus that goes back to 1993. last july a $20 million hidden cash surplus at that agency was found. it came at the same time the department was moving to close down 70 state parks because of bu
. >>> president obama plans to meet with leaders to discuss the spending cuts friday. the white house press secretary said it will be a chance to discuss how to keep the cuts from damaging the economy. it will be a chance about how to cut spending without raising taxes. stocks rose today on evidence housing is recovering. the dow is up 175 to 14,075. the nasdaq is up 32 at 3,162. the s&p is up 19 to 1,515. >>> today pg&e announced it is partnering with san francisco on a $1.2 billion program to upgrade the gas and electric infrastructure. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live in san francisco with details and also the controversy. tom? >> reporter: yeah. it will cost a lot of this. in fact this program is centered in san francisco, and next year every pg&e customer will pay more if the plan is amoved. >> reporter: the $1.2 billion plan was shaped by pg&e and the mayor's staff to maximize the needs for reliability, safety, growth and emergency response. adding new and relocating some existing power lines. upgrading major substations, replacing street lamps and many miles of natural gas pi
they will still pursue cases. in. >>> in the meantime, president obama is meeting today with top nares. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas a
already took votes and blame democrats in the senate and president obama. >> what the president failed to mention was the sequester was his idea proposed by his administration during the debt- limit negotiations in 2011. >> reporter: meanwhile, democrats say republicans want too many spending cuts in their long-term budget plan. no matter who is to blame, the department of homeland security says they could be in trouble. we could see problems with border patrol and security for starters. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. california senator dianne feinstein trying to win support for her assault weapons band by circulating a list of guns that would be exempt. senator feinstein says the purpose of the exempted guns list is to make clear that this would not affect hunting and sporting weapons. her bill would ban 167 specific firearms designed for military and law enforcement use. it would also ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. >>> a family in illinois is in shock. their teenagedder -- daughter was -- teenaged daughter was gunned down fo
obama will make a major announcement about the war in afghanistan during tonight's state of the union speech. >> reporter: we're live in menlo park where neighbors are brewing a battle between heritage trees and development. who will come out on top? >>> reports i've gotten the person who hit him did not even brake. >> the mother of a teenaged boy critically injured in a crash, showing her grief and frustration. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> a violent night in vallejo has police searching for suspects. one person was killed. four others wounded at a shooting at a home on humboldt street. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us where police are still on the scene. >> reporter: good morning. a very violent night last night. police say there's quite a bit of blood inside the garage that you can see behind me here. that's where they believe the victims were standing. if we pan down to the street, you can see the yellow evidence markers. 40 of them in all. most are bullet casings. we don't know if this was a
information, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> also this morning, president barack obama is helding meetings -- holding meetings on immigration reform. he is holding a meeting with ceos of major companies. the president wants to get input on immigration reform from all sides. secretary of homeland security janet napolitano is in san diego to highlight improvements in border security between u.s. and mexico and secretary of homeland security janet napolitano said the number of people attempting to cross is at a 40 year low. a senate proposal requires it to be tested before it could take affect. >>> happening right now in florida, the man accused of killing trayvon martin is in a courtroom. we are live in the courtroom, there are the pictures, george zimmerman, the suspect is facing second-degree murder charges for the death of trayvon martin. his lawyers are asking for a delay in the trial which is scheduled for june 10th. today by the way also would have been ayvon martin's 18th birthday. the prayer vigil was held a little while ago in his memory and later they have an ev
eager to assist if the governor of solomon thinks australia can help. >>> president barack obama will go to israel in the springtime and the u.s. ambassador to israel said he will be bringing an urgent peace making agenda with him. president barack obama has been criticized for not going to israel during his term but he did go there while he was running for president. >>> a court date is set for the man accused of killing sierra lemar. antolin garcia-torres is expected to enter a plea during the proceedings. his dna was found on clothing belonging to sierra lemar's clothing. and antolin garcia-torres is also accused of attempting to kidnap three other went from grocery store parking lots back in 2009. >>> the rebound in technology helps boost the increase in jobs. now there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara and san mateo counties as well as fremont, scott veilly and union -- scotts valley and union city. san francisco by the way created 18,000 jobs. >> sal, you are back with me now, aren't you? >> can you hear me now? >> we can hear you. >> my microphone is right here. >> the d
in to president barack obama. >> didn't mock as -- for a don't mock as i as big -- don't mock as i as big as ours, whether we are leaders in government business or spreading the word, we suspend our days with open hearts and only minds to seek out the truth and to find the common ground that allows for us as a nation for people to take real and meaningful action and we have to do that humbly for nobody can know the full and encompassing mind of god. >> this is president barack obama and after this he goes to virginia to talk at their annual retreat and we are going to have more, we are listening in and we will have more comments coming up in our newscast. he will be urging us to stand united facing gun control. >>> cia faces questions after working for the cia for 25 years. they want to question brennan from water boarding to the use of armed drone strikes on suspected terrorists. >>> they are video footage from a captured u.s. drone plane. you are trying to confirm this report, kyla? >> reporter: at this point members say they cannot confirm or they are not confirming whether or not iran is awe
that killed nine people and two children. >>> later today president obama will be among those honoring outgoing defense secretary leon panetta in a farewell ceremony. he will be honored for his years of public service. he looks forward to returning to private life on his family's walnut ranch. president obama nominated former nebraska senator chuck hagel to replace panetta. in his seventh state of the city address chuck reid said despite ongoing budget challenges the city is moving forward. >> we are going to restore police and fire services and reopen schools and repair our roads. >> the mayor thanked voters for supporting measure b. labor leaders say the mayor's battle with city employee unions has hurt moral. >> i think he's taken the approach with not only city workers but community groups that it's his way or the highway. >> mayor reed says pension reform alone won't solve all the city's financial problems. he suggests the possibility of going to voters next year with a proposal for a sales tax hike. >>> police in fairfield are looking for the men they say duct taped and robbed a
recovering. >>> time is 5:05. later today president obama will lead the farewell ceremonies for outgoing defense secretary lee crop panetta -- for leon panetta. his nominee for cia director john bener faced pretty tough questioning. coming up what brenham had to say about the cia use of water boarding. >>> 5:05 is the time right now. the roads are a bit wet. you need to take your time. >> yeah. when i was driving in i had to use the windshield wipers. steve will let you know more about that. i will let you know there have been a couple solo spinouts as people may have been driving too fast for the conditions. this is a look at 80 westbound. there are no major problems here as you continue down to the maze and that area. also the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving on 80 westbound. it's a nice looking drive to the bay bridge toll plaza and beyond into san francisco. and the morning drive on the nimitz freeway looks good from hayward to fremont. not a bad drive at all. you see 13 minutes later on in the morning i think it will be a lot more than that. this might be your op
. president obama and vice president joe biden are crisscrossing the country getting input from lawmakers at the state and city levels as well as police. this morning mr. biden heads to philadelphia for a gun buy back attempt. california senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban assault weapons. that is not expected to pass congress. >> in the house it will be tougher. that is just the reality of it. >> reporter: now one police chief says 40% of gun sales are not subject to background checks. he compared that to letting 40% of passengers get on a plane without first passing through the security. more on on what is the vice president is expected to discuss today when i see you knick. >>> time now 6:18 they could meet a doctor shortage. the l.a. times says 16 of california's 58 counties have the recommended amount of primary care doctors. in addition 30% of the states doctors are near retirement age. now to deal with the problem lawmakers are proposing giving more authority to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. however some of the doctors say that could put p
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